Jawahar Lal Sarin presented with France’s highest civilian honour


Jawahar Lal Sarin, president of the governing body of Alliance Franaise here, conferred with France's highest civilian honour by French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler.

France's highest civilian honour 'Knight of the Legion of Honour' bestowed on Sarin in recognition of his outstanding contribution to enhancing Indo-French cultural cooperation and promoting the French language.

Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour)

It is the highest civilian award given by the French government to person for her/his outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality.

Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan were also awarded in 2007 and 2014.

Other Indians who were also awarded are Amartya Sen, Ravi Shankar, Zubin Mehta, Lata Mangeshkar, JRD Tata and Ratan Tata among others. 

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